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Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Masks

Documentary, dir. by Isaac Julien
UK, 1998 (BFI 2k Restoration, 2012), 69 min
French/ English subtitles

LITFILM 2020: Interviews, dramatizations, and archival footage tell the life and work of the highly influential anti-colonialist writer Frantz Fanon, acclaimed for Black Skin, White Masks and The Wretched of the Earth. The film explores his professional life as a psychiatric doctor in Algeria during its war of independence with France. An innovative film biography that restores Fanon to his rightful place at the center of contemporary discussions around post-colonial identity. 

LitFilm, The Brooklyn Public Library popular film festival about writers, offers an inside look at writers’ private lives, artistic processes, and political struggles through inspiring documentaries and films. To view the full festival schedule, please go HERE.

Registered audience members will receive a link TO STREAM THE FILM prior to the event.